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post #11 of 42
Put it outside (not under the rain or snow...) for a day, that should do it... no?
    
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post #12 of 42
I'd just put it in boiling water for a few minutes. I did that with a HSF I used in a house where someone cooked with curry everyday & it did the trick.
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post #13 of 42
why not dip a clean brush on isoprolyl alcohol and the clean it?
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post #14 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by bengore View Post
i think no, it will corrode
It wont corrode, because rubbing alcohol EVAPOURATES quickly.
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post #15 of 42
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
I'm kind of worried about using febreeze.... how quickly does it dry? Does it have any static cling of sorts to it?
haha, i was kidding. Soap and water man
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post #16 of 42
Alk will work and you wont have to worry about it hurting anything.
 
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post #17 of 42
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So take the bucket, instead put water and soap in it (a liquid soap would probably be a bit more appropriate? or it won't mix?), and then blow it all dry with a hair dryer. I actually don't have enough alcohol anyway, it'd be more like a 30% alcohol and 70% water mix.

Boiling water...ehh..... it's a huge heatsink. No idea if I could get it to fit in any pan of boiling water. Also I worry about somehow permanently bending the heatpipes somehow in the intense heat.
I'm also kind of intent on getting this up and running ASAP of course
post #18 of 42
cheap paint brush dipped in alc will do the trick. Then blow it off with compressed air. Honestly tho, what your smelling is likely manufacturing oils, and will dissapate quickly once put into use.
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I think someone once posted that they put their heatsink in the dishwasher to clean the fins. Don't remember the exact procedure...
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oven spray?
    
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